Rank #1: E32: The Grimes Sisters
On a cold Chicago night, two Elvis-obsessed sisters go missing. The police assume the girls are runaways, but their mother believes the disappearance to be far more sinister. The local community, the FBI, and even Elvis himself help in the search--until it leads to tragedy. Join Carter and Wenndy as they investigate the mysterious disappearance of Barbara and Patricia Grimes.
Feb 14 2017
Rank #2: E148: “Adam” - Adam John Walsh
On July 27th, 1981, a six-year-old boy named Adam Walsh was abducted from a Sears department store in Hollywood, Florida. The resulting investigation into Adam’s disappearance would feature one of the largest search parties ever organized, but it would only end in tragedy.
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May 28 2019
Rank #3: E107: Tent Girl
When the body of a young woman was found stuffed into a canvas bag along the interchange of I-75 and U.S. 25 in Georgetown, Kentucky, her badly decayed remains rendered police unable to uncover her identity, or the identity of her killer. It wasn’t until decades later, when the story of Tent Girl was told to a young boy on Halloween night, that this Jane Doe would meet the person who would stop at nothing to identify her, and bring her home.
Aug 08 2018
Rank #4: E130: “Poisoned Pill” - The Chicago Tylenol Murders
In 1982, Chicago saw 7 people drop dead under mysterious circumstances. The deaths sent the area into a panic, and after a lengthy investigation, police discovered a surprising murder weapon: Extra-Strength Tylenol. It would take several years for this pharmaceutical giant to regain the public’s trust.
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Jan 22 2019
Rank #5: E02: The Axeman Pt. 2 - Hell: March 13, 1919
The Axeman writes a chilling letter to the New Orleans citizens with a peculiar offer they can’t refuse, causing more fear and panic to the city’s citizens.
Jun 06 2016
Rank #6: E139: “The Family No One Knew” - The Bricca Murders
In 1966 the quiet Cincinnati suburb of Bridgetown was shaken to its core, when the Bricca Family was brutally slaughtered in their own home. The savagery of the killings and the discrete nature of the murders have kept investigators scrambling for answers decades later.
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Mar 26 2019
Rank #7: Jack the Ripper Special - Pt. 1
He's the world's most famous killer. But how could a series of crimes committed in a few weeks in 1888 still be so famous nearly 130 years after the fact? In the first episode of this special series, Unsolved Murders Hosts Carter and Wenndy join Serial Killers hosts Greg and Vanessa to explore the most infamous anonymous killer the world has ever known: Jack the Ripper.
Nov 07 2017
Rank #8: E104: “Unprepared” - The Oklahoma Girl Scout Murders
In June of 1977, three girls were found dead at a Girl Scouts Camp on the edge of a northeastern Oklahoma forest. No murder weapon was recovered, but a tip lead to an escaped convict seen in the area who had been on the run for years. Now all the police had to do was find him.
Jul 17 2018
Rank #9: E106: “Home Alone” - The Tan Children Murders
In January 1979, Tan Kuen Chai and Tan Mei Ying returned from their job operating a school bus to find their four children dead in the bathroom of their Singapore apartment. There was no forced entry, nothing was stolen, and evidence that the murderer cleaned up after themselves all indicated that this was a carefully planned kill. Who could have done this and why?
Jul 31 2018
Rank #10: E52: Alphabet Murders
Carmen Colon. Wanda Walkowicz. Michelle Maenza. Three young girls with matching first and last initials. Three young murder victims. Carter and Wenndy discuss each girl’s disappearance from Rochester, New York, the police’s dead-end investigation, and the public frenzy that surrounded the 1970’s murders.
Jul 18 2017
Rank #11: E168: “A Murder in Ontario” Pt. 1: Lynne Harper
A twelve-year-old girl whose murder in 1959 forever changed a small town in Ontario, Canada. Uncover the devastating timeline of Lynne’s horrifying murder, the discovery of her body, and the emotional trial that followed.
Oct 15 2019
Rank #12: E182: Lava Lake Murders Pt. 1
In 1924, Edward Nickols, Roy Wilson, and Dewey Morris spent the winter in a remote cabin in the Oregon wilderness, operating fur traps near Lava Lake. But weeks later the friends’ fateful trip would end in their disappearance, and soon, a horrifying discovery.
Jan 21 2020
Rank #13: E117: “Dying to Go Out” - Carolyn Wasilewski
A 14-year-old girl told her parents she was going out to meet a friend and was later found dead, face down on the train tracks. Then a man was found dangling from the top of a train car near the murder scene. Who was he? And was he involved in Carolyn Wasilewski’s death?
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Oct 09 2018
Rank #14: E05: William Desmond Taylor
The first ever Hollywood murder leaves the film community and nation in shock. Director William Taylor is found murdered at his home. Carter and Wenndy examine the victim’s activity prior to his death. What they find may suggest his death was anything but untimely.
Jun 10 2016
Rank #15: E76: Dorothy Jane Scott
In May 1980, Dorothy Jane Scott brought a coworker to the University of California Irvine Medical Center...and that’s the last time anyone saw her. Except for one person—an anonymous man who called Dorothy for months leading up to her disappearance. We explore the psychology behind obsession and stalking, and how it led to Dorothy Jane Scott’s abduction.
Jan 02 2018
Rank #16: E161: “Ritual Sacrifice” - Jeannette DePalma
16-year-old Jeannette DePalma disappeared one August afternoon in 1972 in the quiet suburb of Springfield, New Jersey. Six weeks later, her body was found decaying on a wooded bluff. It was surrounded by what some investigators thought were satanic symbols. But as the story of ritual sacrifice took off in newspapers around the tristate area, investigators failed to make headway on the strange case.
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Aug 27 2019
Rank #17: E109: “To Hell With Husbands” - Josslyn Hay
Josslyn Hay was a British aristocrat who moved with his wife, Lady Idina Sackville, to Africa. There, they were part of the “Happy Valley Set,” a group of wealthy expats who lived to drink alcohol, do drugs and have sex. Extra-marital affairs at their parties were not only common but openly encouraged. So when Josslyn Hay was found miles from his home, slumped in the front seat of his car, dead of a gunshot wound, virtually everybody in their social circle was a suspect.
Aug 21 2018
Rank #18: E126: “West Point Wanderer” - Richard Colvin Cox
A promising West Point cadet left the academy grounds for a dinner party on January 14th, 1950…and never returned. No concrete leads have materialized about the whereabouts of Richard Colvin Cox’s body. Is foul play responsible or did he desert his post?
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Dec 11 2018
Rank #19: E26: The Zodiac Killer
In the late 1960's and early 1970's, the self-proclaimed Zodiac Killer was responsible for at least five murders in Northern California. He cultivated his notoriety by sending taunting letters and cryptic ciphers to all the major newspapers in the California Bay Area until 1974, when they abruptly stopped. Despite an intensive search for the killer, no one was ever arrested and the case remains open. The mystery surrounding the Zodiac Killings has led to countless books and several movies. Join Carter and Wenndy as they try to solve the case.
Jan 03 2017
Rank #20: E103: “The Skeleton Under The House” - James Gilmore
Fourteen-year-old Jimmie Gilmore was missing for 23 years until he was found buried in the crawlspace underneath his own house. While only 14 years old, he made a lot of enemies. Was he killed by a neighbor for his bullying? By a biker gang for stealing drugs? Or by his own mother to protect his younger siblings?
Jul 10 2018